Award Year: 2016

Wissahickon High School

521 Houston Road
Ambler, PA, 19002-3553

(215) 619-8112

Dr. Lynne Blair, Principal at time of Nomination

Wissahickon School District

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Mission

Wissahickon High School is an empowering academic community where all students are challenged to grow, learn, prosper, and realize their full personal, social, and intellectual potential, and to develop the life skills necessary to become respectful, responsible, and productive citizens of the global community.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 11%
  • White: 65%
  • Hispanic: 5%
  • Asian: 14%
  • Two or more races: 5%
  • ELL: 2%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: %
Application
Wissahickon School District Graduating Class of 2016

Wissahickon School District Graduating Class of 2016

WHS is an empowering academic community where all students are challenged to grow, learn, prosper, and realize their full personal, social, and intellectual potential, to celebrate the diversity within the school and the larger world, and to develop the life skills necessary to become respectful, responsible, and productive citizens of a global community. WHS is recognized for offering rigorous courses and academic support services to prepare students for college and career. Courses are designed to challenge and support students to achieve their greatest potential through skillful application of differentiated instruction used to meet the individual needs of all learners. Instruction is assessment driven, responsive, and engaging for all learners. Second chance learning is a developing philosophy used to support meaningful and rich levels of understanding. Our one-to-one laptop initiative fosters the development of students' technological comfort levels and skills. WHS takes great pride in the safe, respectful, inclusive, and kind environment for all students and staff. A strong focus on character education is embedded into all academic and personal realms. To further engage students emotionally, physically, socially, and culturally, WHS sponsors more than thirty diverse co-curricular clubs and programs and thirty sports teams, providing students with countless opportunities to gain and practice leadership skills, confidence, perseverance, responsibility, teamwork, and commitment. There are multiple opportunities at WHS for teachers to get involved in the mentoring of students. Relationships and a humanistic educational focus are what guides all decisions. The best interest of the student is always at the forefront.